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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy November 30, 2011 - 4:33pm

LMAO!

http://early-onset-of-night.tumblr.com/post/13348728615/tattoo-artist-ryan-fitzgerald-from-dayton-oh-was

I suppose this could be fake but, even if it is, I like the idea of it.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books November 30, 2011 - 4:59pm

I don't think it is true because of this bit right here:

Originally, Rossie tried to have Ryan charged with assault, but the ingenious tattoo artist had covered his bases by plying Rossie with wine and tequila shots and getting her to sign a consent form that stated the design was “at the artist’s discretion.”

Technically, tattoo artists aren't supposed to tattoo you if you are drunk, partially because being inebraited when you sign the contract voids it if it ever goes to court (and partially because it will make you bleed a lot more). So if he "covered his bases" by getting her shitfaced and convincing her to sign the paperwork, he just admitted that he broke the law.

Also..the tattoo looks more like something drawn on in marker, not something tattooed on--of course, it's not a great quality picture, but that's my feeling.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy November 30, 2011 - 5:10pm

It's a great story prompt though.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. December 1, 2011 - 8:23am

I wish I could believe it were true. I really do. Alas, the cynic in me prevails.

Funny stuff though.

 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books December 1, 2011 - 10:03am

I will say that getting my back piece done, I was terrified that it wouldn't be what he put on the outline. It was my second tattoo and not being able to see the progress really freaked me out--until the first break where I could look in the mirror and see that he wasn't tattooing "kick me" on my back.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 1, 2011 - 10:14am

If I were to get a tattoo - I would get Kick Me on my back. 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books December 1, 2011 - 10:16am

Hahahhaha.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 1, 2011 - 11:26am

@Renee - Let's see your back piece. You can't just throw that out there and then not show!

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books December 1, 2011 - 12:00pm

It's not as huge as the poo-too there, lemme see if I can track down a picture (I'm on a new computer).

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books December 1, 2011 - 12:03pm

I guess it's actually somewhere between a tramp stamp and a back piece, but I love it. I'm holding a bottle of Sailor Jerry in this pic, because the original outline (minus some details) was a Sailor Jerry piece. Credit to Erik Day, who was then working out of City Limits in Colonial Heights, VA. I think he is in a different state now.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 1, 2011 - 1:25pm

That's some nice work Renee. And from the tat I am assuming you were/are in the USMC. Thank you for your service.

 

I am getting my first tattoo next month. Looking forward to it.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books December 1, 2011 - 2:21pm

Yeah, I was in 6 years just under 2 active, 4 reserve. Husband's active duty.

 

What are you thinking of getting? I could talk tattoos all day.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 1, 2011 - 3:03pm

After many years of debate ... (I wanted to make sure that I got a tattoo that means something to me and I wouldn't regret later) I have decided to get a Confederate flag on my upper left arm (where a shoulder patch would be). I might get a Gadsden flag on the other arm later.

There is a traveling tattoo artist that my friend uses. He's an honest to god Hell's Angel and he'll be in town next month. I'm gonna have him do it.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books December 1, 2011 - 3:05pm

The guy who owned the shop I got the majority of my tattoos in was a Hell's Angel. He was in prison the whole time I lived there, I went back to visit and get some touch up done and that place had a whole different vibe when he was there. You just. Don't. Fuck. With. Scottie.

And "fucking with" means doing or saying anything he doesn't like for any reason. Kind of funny, kind of...not.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts December 1, 2011 - 7:37pm

That picture has been floating around the net for a couple years, story is new. So there.

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GaryP from Denver is reading a bit of this and that September 17, 2012 - 5:22am

It's like the robot is playing Mad Libs.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel September 17, 2012 - 8:25pm

Fake. No inflamtion of the skin. ANNNNNDDD done. Next case.....I said NEXT case!

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. September 17, 2012 - 9:25pm

It looks like a candle with moths flying around it.  A poop candle, but still a candle.

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz September 17, 2012 - 9:33pm

 When I do get my back tattoo, it'l be of Batman repeatedly punching Bono in the face.